McClellan Pullover by Kitty Buch

McClellan Pullover

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This is the first pattern I’ve written, utilizing one of my own hand-dyed yarns from my brand, KittyBea Knitting. The KittyBea Largo yarn that is specified in this design, is a lovely blend of Baby Alpaca, Silk, and Linen provides a soft and smooth texture. When held with a Silk/Mohair yarn, it truly creates a gorgeous fabric. Silk/Mohair blends are really having a moment right now. There are many new designs coming out that call for this lovely blend.

I chose a neutral color (Love on The Rocks) in my Largo yarn and a dusty/light pink in KidSilk Haze. Don’t be afraid to experiment with various color combos- the results are always fun and sometimes unexpected!

Finished Measurements
37 (42, 47, 52)” 94 (107, 119, 132)cm bust circ.
Suggested Fit: 3-6” (7.5-15cm) positive ease
Shown in size 42 with 6” positive ease, and Longer Sleeve option.


  • Stitch Markers, 1 distinguishable & removable for BOR,
  • Lockable/removable (for marking YO’s, optional).
  • Scrap yarn or stitch holder(s)
  • Tapestry needle

Yarn A + Yarn B, held together: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stk st on larger size needle, after wet-blocking.

Yarns (held together throughout):
Yarn A: Largo by KittyBea Knitting, shown in Love on the Rocks
50/25/25 Baby Alpaca/Silk/Linen: 438yds (402m)/100g Shorter Sleeve: 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins
Longer Sleeve: 2 (3, 3, 3) skeins

Yarn B: KidSilk Haze by Rowan, shown in #653 Shadow
70% Mohair, 30% Silk: 230yds (210m)/25g
Shorter Sleeve: 5 (5, 6, 6) skeins
Longer Sleeve: 5 (5, 6, 6) skeins


  • 32” (40” for larger sizes) circular needles in size US 5 (3.75 mm) or size used to obtain gauge.
  • 24” circular needles in size US 4 (3.5 mm) or one size smaller than size used for gauge.
  • One spare size US 5 (4 mm), for three-needle BO.
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, suitable for working small circumferences in the round
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, suitable for working small circumferences in the round

This pullover is knit bottom up, then divided to work the Front and Back separately. After the shoulders are seamed, the sleeves are picked-up along the dropped shoulder and worked. To help you keep track of the traveling, vertical “legs”, I’ve included the number of YO’s you will have at certain points. I found it helpful to place lockable stitch markers on YO’s along the way, to help me keep track of where I was in the pattern. Using this method is up to you, there is no other significance in marking YO’s.